Dom Flemons, late of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, plays music that makes me very happy


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#2

Enthusiasm! Nothing makes me happier.


#3

Man, that’s so good. Someone help me tab that! What’s the chord at :37?
Capo 3, key of E flat, played in C.


#4

A video producer friend of mine, John Whitehead, just finished his documentary on the Carolina Chocolate Drops. It’s a fascinating story and great, great music. Trailer is here: https://vimeo.com/207367294 and if you are lucky enough to be in Minneapolis, there is a screening tomorrow night at the Heights Theater!


#5

Been a fan of the Carolina Choc Drops for a long time now. Excellent driving music! Esp. when driving South towards a beach in the Summer. Good times.


#6

That’s awesome! I look forward to seeing it. Thx!


#7

Tom Rush has been featuring Dom in his concerts for awhile now. Given that Tom is the person who discovered Joni Mitchell, that’s a good sign.


#8

Dom is pretty good as a soloist here,

but Dom and the other two CCD

and but Dom and Pokey LaFarge


#9

Mint Juleps for everyone!


#10

A C (or C7, using the open A shape) leading the ragtime turnaround: C, F, Bb and back to Eb.


#11

I was lucky enough to meet Dom at the 33rd National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko this year. I particularly enjoy the way his deep knowledge and appreciation of music history shine through in his performance- his audience learns while they enjoy the music.
You can see Dom about 43 minutes into this video, though the whole thing is worth watching if you have time.


#12

Saw this group at a folk festival and was blown away by their depth of knowledge and ability to not just interpret the history, but innovate as well. I got to meet a couple of them afterwards; very cool people.


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